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BABY CORALS COME HOME FROM FLORIDA AQUARIUM

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, baby corals from the Florida Aquarium have made their way home to waters off the Middle Keys. In a...

CATCHING UP WITH A TURTLE NESTING SURVEYOR

The City of Marathon recently caught up with Chrissy Watt, a turtle enthusiast who is one of many in the Middle Keys residents who devote early mornings...

MARATHON’S RACHEL BOWMAN IS STILL THE QUEEN OF THE LION(FISH)

Marathon’s own lionfish hunting savant Rachel Bowman took her talents to Destin, Florida on May 14 and 15 for the Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament, a yearly...

FWC ANNOUNCES RULE CHANGES FOR 4 KEYS SPECIES

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At its meeting on May 3 and 4 in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a number of immediate and potential rule changes...

MORE THAN 400 LIONFISH REMOVED FROM KEYS WATERS

There are several hundred fewer invasive lionfish wreaking havoc on Florida Keys reefs thanks to the recent efforts of four local divers.  Team Forever Young, consisting of Tony...

DOLPHIN CONNECTION EARNS AMERICAN HUMANE CERTIFIED SEAL

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices, has announced that Dolphin Connection on Duck Key earned the...

DOLPHIN BIOLOGY CONFIRMS THEY’RE BUILT FOR PLEASURE – KEYS WOMAN MAGAZINE

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Buckle up, folks. This one might get a little awkward, but I promise you, there’s a point. Before I became a newspaper editor, I spent the first six...

MANATEE RESCUE TEAMS SAVE INJURED SEA COW IN MARATHON

Thanks to a collaborative effort and swift action by five partner organizations in a race against the sun, a critically wounded manatee is on his way to...

KEYS MARINE SANCTUARY ADDS BLUE STAR & CLEAN SEAS OPERATORS

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is expanding its lineup of Blue Star and Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys dive operators with the addition of RED Hospitality at...

WILD THINGS: THE ART OF BACKCOUNTRY LOAFING

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You could see them from a couple miles away, a thin ribbon of white over a thin ribbon of beige over a thin ribbon of azure. The...